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Plant Controller - RTS

Company: Sunkist Growers Inc
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary/Purpose

As part of Sunkist Growers, Inc. (Sunkist), this position is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the overall management of all accounting activities at the Sunkist Research/Technical Services (RTS) manufacturing facility. This position provides essential support in developing new and existing operational initiatives to drive gross margin expansion and revenue growth across all revenue streams and product lines. This is a highly visible role that requires all assignments/tasks to be completed timely and accurately. This position is expected to communicate clearly and effectively with the Plant GM and the executive management team. This individual will report to the corporate controller with a dotted line to the RTS General Manager. Day to day this position will ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of accounting records, as well as adherence established company policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for all plant accounting including invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, inventory/cost accounting and revenue recognition for all departments.
  • Analyze, prepare and provide guidance of operational data to department management who require accurate financial data to make informed business decisions. This includes but is not limited to product costing, quoting and budgeting.
  • Analyze and collect data to determine the all costs associated with business activities including raw material purchases, inventory, distribution and labor (material, labor and overhead)
  • Review and analyze sales price, margin and profits for all product lines as needed or requested by GM or department management.
  • Review any accounting or finance related issues with GM and plant department management.
  • Assist GM, Sales and Engineering when reviewing proposed or actual changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or transportation services provided, to determine net effect on project cost, margin and revenue.
  • Record, track and analyze cost information for use in controlling expenditures. Provide estimates of new and proposed product costs, and prepare cost estimates of new or special products and establishing selling prices and production forecasts.
  • Work with sales and operations departments regarding on hand inventory requirements, review of purchase orders, and receipt of material, as well as problem solving with slow moving inventory.
  • Reviews and approves the annual change to unit standard costs.
  • Prepare and review the annual budget and projections for all departments manufacturing facility. Submit to General Manager for approval.
  • Support the monthly accounting general ledger close process in close coordination with plant cost accountant. Work with Corporate Controller and the larger accounting department as required to ensure timely close.
  • Prepares and reviews with plant management critical analysis of plant financial data, including but not limited to: actual to budget/projection variances, actual to standard cost variances and production and inventory variances.
  • Assists with the year-end financial audit and periodic internal audits through preparation of schedules and documents as requested by internal and external audit teams.
  • Assists with strategic planning and provides financial reports, data and support to GM and corporate finance department as needed.
  • Monitor and enforce internal finance policies and procedures. Provide feedback to department management on any issues and suggestions for improvement.
  • Provide guidance to plant personnel in all financial related matters and operational decisions as needed.
  • Stays current with developments, practice trends and regulations as it relates to finance and the industry.
  • Performs other duties and projects as required or directed.

Keywords: Sunkist Growers Inc, Rancho Cucamonga , Plant Controller - RTS, Other , Rancho Cucamonga, California

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